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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
901 M STREET SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Evolution of Aircraft Carriers

Table of Contents....................................PAGE

Cover and Foreward (352 kb)...........................1

The Aeroplane Goes To Sea (729 kb)....................2

Decisions Out Of Jutland (476 kb).....................9

Langley, Lex And Sara (595 kb)........................16

Carriers From The Keel (733 kb).......................22

Flattops In The War Games (675 kb)....................28

Last Of The Fleet Problems (497 kb)...................34

The Japanese Developments (378 kb)....................39

The Early Attack Carriers (657 kb)....................44

Emergence Of The Escort Carriers (383 kb).............49

CVB's: The Battle Carriers (166 kb)...................54

The End Of The 'Bokubokan' In WW II (272 kb)..........57

The Wartime European Carriers (354 kb)................60

The Turbulent Post-War Years (719 kb).................64

CVA's Built To Meet Modern Needs (712 kb).............69

NOTE: This monograph, Evolution Of Aircraft Carriers, has been out of print for many years and paper copies are no longer available through the Naval Aviation History Branch or the Government Printing Office. This electronic version has been placed on the Naval Historical Center's homepage because it is an excellent reference source for information about aircraft carriers in general. As an electronic document, there is a compromise between picture quality and the capability of the optical-character-reader software to correctly identify the text in the monograph, which results in the picture quality being less than optimum. Copies of most of the original pictures, however, are available through the Navy Photograph Collection at the National Archives and the Naval Historical Center's Photo Section.

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29 December 1996